Reston Hospital Center has become a construction site as its $72 million expansion kicks into full swing.
The phased project, which would add more than 63,000 square feet of new space, is set to complete in 2019. The expansion adds a new patient tower, intensive care unit and more services for inpatient rehabilitation, women and children.
Construction on a new 403-space parking garage, has begun, along with the expansion of two patient care floors above the emergency room and the women and children’s services unit, according to Erin Echelmeyer, a hospital spokeswoman.
Patients seeking to enter the emergency room must enter through the hospital’s main hospital as construction continues. The previous entrance will likely reopen this summer. A temporary protective tunnel is being built for EMS staff to transport patients, Echelmeyer said
Construction cranes are not new to the 187-bed hospital, which is part of Tennessee-based health giant HCA Holdings, Inc. Between 2012 and 2015, the hospital embarked on a $40 million expansion, which included a 180,00-square-foot medical office and the addition of four operating rooms and 19 surgical recovery rooms in the surgical department.
A breakdown of the project is below:
- Parking garage on the West Wing entrance.
- Two patient care floors above the emergency room, including a new 24-bed Intensive Care Unit and an 18-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.
- Expansion of the Women and Children’s Services unit, including 14 obstetric beds for high-risk patients.
- Addition of a second lab to the cardiac services unit, expected to be complete by the summer.
- Renovations to the main lobby and entrance, including a glass concourse.
Renderings by Gresham Smith and Partners
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